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as the northeast works to recover from sandy while help continues to pour in from the military, red cross, and also springsteen, bon jovi, and many others. >>> obama, romney, and countless political candidates across the nation present their final arguments on who you should vote for them this final weekend before election day. plus new details during what really happened during the 9/11 plus new details during what really happened during the 9/11 benghazi terror attack. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. a horrific week for the northeast and mid-atlantic states continues to unfold. 94 people are confirmed dead in the u.s. from sandy. minutes ago we learned the number of power outages has gone down to 3.5 million. at the height of the blackout, 8 million people had no power. some of the biggest cries for help are coming from new york's statin island where the superstorm has claimed at least 19 lives. among them, two little boys, brothers. a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old. their bodies were found in a marsh on thursday. their mother's suv was washe
in fact, life remains at a cold dark standstill for so many after sandy arrived one month ago. and those looking for comparisons have wondered how sandy and the damage from the storm stacks up against what happened in katrina. nbc's katy tur is with us from the hard hit jersey shore tonight. katy, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. that is certainly the big question, up and down the new jersey shore, the aftereffects of sandy are still being felt. we're on long beach island. it's a barrier island, it's literally where the atlantic ocean meets the bay. and here, dozens of homes still look like this, their bottom floors completely washed away when the powerful storm surge came through. the last time kyle burns house looked like this was 1950, the year it was built. >> bed, couches, chairs, everything was just floating around. it was a mess. >> reporter: two feet of rushing water and sand soaked this third generation family beach home. with gas lines restored, the people of colgate on lbi are finally allowed to come back. >> they're old. '78. >> reporter: as residents count the
hurricane sandy. and now after the hurricane, then the snow. now it feels like spring while winter hits out west. risk factor, a reality check tonight from dr. nancy snyderman on the story in the news today about pregnancy, the flu, and autism. >>> and behind the wheel, tonight how women are taking the lead. this has to do with a huge change that has happened slowly on the american roads. nightly news begins now. >>> good evening, the damage, both personal and political, continues to pile up following the resignation of the director of the cia, retired four-star general david petraeus. easily the most celebrated general officer of a generation. and now, the questions are rolling in about the extramarital affair that led to all of this, about the e-mails that led the fbi to petraeus. and how much further this all goes. we begin our reporting of the story tonight with nbc's andrea mitchell in our washington news room, good evening, andrea. >> reporter: good evening, brian, new questions tonight on why the fbi did not tell the president or the intelligence leaders about the involvement of petr
belonging to a world war ii vet washed ashore after hurricane sandy. officials at west point were notified. they did some digging and now they plan to clean and return the jacket to the 98-year-old widow of the soldier it belonged to. she'll be happy about that. >>> well, in sports, we begin with some action in the nba. memphis won its sixth game in a row as rudy gay of the grizzlies put on a show against oklahoma city, scoring 28 points in a 107-97 victory over the thunder. >>> in college basketball, eric murphy of number ten florida was a perfect 10 for 10 from the field for 24 points as the gators pulled away and rolled over number 22 wisconsin 74-56. >>> all right, some baseball. tampa bay's david price was named the cy young award winner with 20 wins this season. and it was 38-year-old r.a. dickey who won 20 games for the mets who got the national league cy young award. he is the first knuckleball pitcher in baseball history to win the award. >>> american swimmer missy franklin of colorado won four gold medals at the london olympics and holds the world record in the 200-meter backstro
accounting of what was lost during hurricane sandy. another high powered a mission from washington. mi >> reporter: fema estimates nearly $3 billion in aid has already been approved and sent into the pockets of storm victims whose homes were destroyed or damaged like many of those here in breezy point, a massive need for assistance in sandy's wake that is still unfolding. a first look for vice president joe biden today touring sandy ravaged seaside heights in new jersey, a visit hitting close to home. >> as a kid, i spent all my time at the jersey shore. >> reporter: the vice president assured the region, this just isn't a local responsibility but a national one. he greeted local first responders. the vice president flew over the beach side communities hit by the force of sandy's surge and wind. preliminary findings from fema now underscore the massive loss homeowners have suffered. in new jersey alone, fema estimates more than 73,000 homes and businesses sustained damage and the number is expected to rise. >> in region we're about to walk into now, the water was this high. >> fema is
sandy's devastating effects along the east coast? >> an entire region remains crippled and hurting tonight. >> the credit on the scene of disaster in new jersey, and gets high marks from a political foe. >> the president has been all over this, and he deserves great credit. >> what more should the federal government do to get life back to normal in the storm zone? and should more attention be paid to a changing climate impact on the severity of these storms >>> plus, the final sprint of the campaign. can the president's midwestern firewall hold in mitt romney's efforts to expand the battleground map? we cover it all this morning with the architect of the president's re-election campaign, white house senior adviser david plouffe. and majority leader of the house, republican congressman from battleground virginia eric cantor. >>> also, our new head-to-head numbers in our poll and a primer on each side's path to 270. our political director chuck todd. >>> and then what issues mattered most in the campaign, like jobs? new jobless numbers out just days before the vote. and romney's reli
, and new jersey still dealing with the devastating effects of hurricane sandy. nearly a week later, long gas lines, electricity still out for two million, and of course falling temperatures now. we've got it all covered this morning. to start things off, we have our final nbc news/"wall street journal" predetection poll numbers. let's go right to our political director chuck todd in his command center with the latest snapshot. >> good morning, david. let me show you the numbers. 48 for the president, 47 for mitt romney. slight gender gap advantage for the president. he leads by eight among women. mitt romney leads by seven among men. what's interesting about the figure is it is the exact final number from the poll from 2004 with bush when he was at 48% and john kerry was at 47%. one of the reasons for the slight uptick for the president, remember we had them at 47-47 two weeks ago. look at this job approval on the handling of sandy. 68% approve. 15% disapprove. we haven't seen numbers like this for a single event for the president in his handling of an event since bin laden. >> you were
-lit after hurricane sandy hit days ago. they had to improvise this after the lighting was crippled. but think of this, after the power was out, that is the only amount of light around for hundreds of thousands of people there is still no electricity for thousands almost two weeks after sandy hit. for some, patience has turned to meltdown, nbc's stephanie gosk has more. on the power struggle tonight, good evening >> reporter: good evening, brian, well, the people who live on this street say the long island power company, lipa, showed up immediately to work on the downed power lines but have not been back since. and some say they could be in the dark until thanksgiving. >> we need relief. >> reporter: 11 days after the lights went out in oceanside, long island, residents are angry. >> where is lipa? >> reporter: and the county's chief wants to put the military in charge of restoring power. >> lipa management has once again fallen down on the job. >> send in the national guard, we are fed up. >> reporter: the power company, lipa, says it can't restore power until flood-damaged homes a
last night we told you this year's rockefeller christmas tree had survived sandy in the new jersey suburbs and was being cut down by a nice man. well, this morning, we looked out the window and it was being put up. we all hope that dad made sure the base of the tree was in the stand straight this year either way it will be lit on november 28th. >>> and the high intensity tv chef with the spiky hair highlights, and the food show, and the fancy car celebrating american food has been ripped apart for the food he is serving at his new restaurant in times square in new york. in perhaps the nastiest and most sarcastic restaurant review ever, the new york times joined others criticizing the place, criticizing him as a chef, and saying it was not a proper restaurant, criticizing the drinks, the food, among other items such as the drinks others were worried about food poisoning and warned of food that tasted of asphalt. we reached out to guy fieri to get his story, but for now he declined comment. >> and now something a big more abstract >>> and this is about a painting, you either like the
nearly two weeks since hurricane sandy. thousands are still in the dark. meantime, the destruction is inspiring many others to help out -- to lend a helping hand. we'll take you to hard hit coney island. >>> plus, with thanksgiving right around the corner, why you could be getting the stuffing kicked out of your wallet if you are traveling. we'll try to help you save a few bucks. let's begin with the resignation of general the t david petraeus. e-mails between him and paula broadwe broadwell, his biographer, were indicative of an extramarital affair. this is as petraeus' former spokesperson is speaking out granting his only television interview to nbc's chrkristen welker. she is in our washington bureau. kristen, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, lester. i end viewed steven broil. petraeus was in the comeback forces in iraq. he says he is stunned about the news of his former boss. new details are emerging about how this all came to light. according to multiple sources the down fall of general david petraeus all started with a seemingly unrelated complaint to the fbi.
. >> dylan, thanks. nearly two weeks after hurricane sandy hits this area, there are still hundreds of thousands of people without electricity. and for many of them, patience is understandably wearing thin. stephanie gosk has the latest from long island. >> we need relief. >> reporter: 11 days after the lights went out in oceanside, long island, residents are seething. >> where is lipa? >> reporter: and the county's chief wants to put the military in charge of restoring power. >> lipa management has once again fallen down on the job. >> send in the national guard. we are fed up! >> reporter: the power company lipa says it can't restore power until flood-damaged homes are inspected. it was the same criticism leveled last year after hurricane irene. in june, a state investigation criticized lipa for what it called an outdated emergency response plan. with no system to predict power restoration. lipa did not respond to repeated requests for comment. new york governor andrew cuomo has called the delay a failure. >> you have people without power for a very long time, it's gotten cold, it
a firsthand look at hurricane sandy's disaster zones on new york's staten island on thursday. the president consoled grieving victims and vowed to stick with them. >>> prosecutors in new york state are dropping drug possession charges against john bon jovi's 19-year-old daughter after measure her apparent heroin overdose. under state law she cannot be prosecuted for possession. >>> and some former first children gave a texas audience an inside look at life in the white house. jenna bush hager reveals about having her first kiss on the executive mansion's first rooftop. steve ford talked about his mother complaining about having to cook dinner on the night gerald ford was sworn in. >>> let's take a check at wall street. the dow closed at 12,542 after losing 28 points yesterday. the s&p was down 2. the nasdaq fell 9. overseas had a better day. nikkei shot up 194 points. the hang seng gained 50. >>> wall street will be watching today's first face-to-face fiscal cliff meeting. there's a lot at stake. the congressional budget office predicts a first half recession next year if the economy goes o
for the sandy recovery on the effort back home. chris: good for you. >> good news and bad news. good news, the motorized wheelchairs are beginning to work again and old people's wheelchairs are powered by electricity and when the power goes out they literally can't move around. the power is beginning to come on in some of the high-rise buildings so people are able to recharge their wheelchair for really the first time in weeks and able to move around more easily again. that's the good news. the bad news is that things are still really tough. my synagogue was preparing lunch meals for kids at schools this week, and they found out that they not only had to do lunch, they had to do dinners for the kids to take home as well because there's no food at home. chris: "the new york times" is doing a good job with that. >> thank you. chris: a lot of pages focused on what's going on in the burroughs. you usually don't focus on them but a lot of us are. >> i would follow up on the mccain-graham business, you saw what the president said at his news conference really steamed. we're told he has the vote
images this morning showing the wrath of superstorm sandy. look at the video from new york port authority. shows water gushing into a station in hoboken, new jersey, as record level sea water surged above 13 feet as we are all getting these images, even now, still cannot even believe some of the things you see. matt and savannah, back to you. >> thanks very much. >>> alice here with a check of the weather, bud. >> things are quiet in the east. big problems in the pacific northwest. big storm system coming in, bringing in rain, heavy rain later today on into tonight as a combination cold front, low pressure system pushes in and brings that heavy rain. one to two inches of rain and there's going to be a lot of >>> good friday morning to you. showers increasing at this point. make sure you're ready for a slick commute. you can see most of the bay area at this point getting some light to moderate showers, some heavy rain on the way to half moon bay in the next half hour or so. we'll continue to see light showers, embedded thunderstorms throughout the day today. keep the umbrella handy all thr
sandy after taking a strong stance on the looming fiscal cliff telling lawmakers that the economy cannot afford a tax increase on all americans. republican leaders say raising income tax rates on wealthier americans could hurt job creation. >>> after a rough closing on wednesday over those fiscal cliff fears, wall street is once again on edge this morning as new figures show the 17-nation euro zone has officially fallen back into a recession. and workers protest there are sweeping across the continent. kayla tausche is at the new york stock exchange with more. kayla, good morning. >> good morning, natalie. the congressional budget office has warned that failing to fix the $600 billion in tax and spending cuts would drive the u.s. into recession, which has been relatively strong compared to europe with rising unemployment and unrest, as well as china where big questions loom over the direction of the world's second largest economy under new leadership. president obama yesterday called for tax cuts to the middle class immediately. that followed business leaders and a big meeting there, one
two weeks after superstorm sandy 120,000 homes and businesses remain in the dark. this is american red cross and criticism to the response saying its work has been near flawless, but in some hard hit areas like breezy point new york, residents have seen no sign of the relief organizations. >>> in a landmark vote, greek lawmakers approved the country's 2013 austerity budget. it is a major step forward securing a 40 billion rescue loan to prevent greece going bankrupt. >>> a full on throw down at the phoenix international raceway after nascar stars jeff gordon and clint boyar got into a bump. gordon slowed down, after weeks of dust up. the road rage didn't stop there. pit crews from both teams got into it in the garage area. nascar is considering what penalties to inflict on the two. as you heard, matt, savannah, al, gordon saying he's not going to apologize. >> might want to be careful when he gets in the car next time. that's not going to end well. >> like a hockey game broke out. >> i know. >>> mr. roker, what's the weather look like? >> we have a vigorous cold front making it across
this morning as we check in on some of the hardest-hit victims of hurricane sandy and see how they offered thanks this weekend while surrounded by destruction. >>> from nbc news in washington, the world's longest-running television program, this is "meet the press." with david gregory. >>> president obama doing his part for the economy over the weekend out holiday shopping as part of small business saturday, picking up several children's book at an independent bookstore iypÑarlington. >>> meanwhile, uncertainty in the middle east. more clashes in egypt over the weekend as police use tear gas this morning to disburse protesters in cairo. i want to start there. we have "new york times" columnist david brooks and our own andrea mitchell. andrea, this is because president morsi has seized power, a day after brokering a cease-fire between israel and hamas, he is now consolidating power. how worry side the administration about it? >> very worried, but they are very, very cautious because he is their new point of leverage really with hamas. he is the future, they thought, of trying to negotiate
you're going to, i assume, see people who are suffering the effects of hurricane sandy which many people say is further evidence of how a warming globe is changing our weather. what specifically do you plan to do in a second term to tackle the issue of climate change? and do you think the political will exists in washington to pass legislation that could include some kind of attacks on carbon? >> you know, as you know, mark, we can't attribute any particular weather event to climate change. what we do know is the temperature around the globe is increasing, faster than was predicted even ten years ago. we do know that the arctic ice cap is melting, faster than was even predicted five years ago. we do know there have been extraordinarily -- there have been an extraordinarily large number of severe weather events here in north america but also around the globe. and i am a firm believer that climate change is real, that it is impacted by human behavior and carbon emissions. as a consequence i think we have an obligation to future generations to do something about it. now in my first t
midland beach and residents here, like in other parts of the region, now know surviving sandy means surviving the two weeks after it. make no mistake. help is here and things are getting better, but because of scenes like this some are calling this the new normal and those who are actually living it say it's miserable and there's nothing normal about it. >> reporter: a utility crew on long island is just getting to the downed tree and the web of wires it took down. residents forced to put up their own sign to warn people of the danger. their patience, like their power, is gone. >> the fact that it's two weeks later, and we still have live wires on our street is completely unacceptable. >> reporter: unacceptable and reaching a breaking point for mothers like barbara trying to get their families back on track. her son jack just celebrated his 6th birthday in a cold, dark house. not even jack's smile could stop mom's tears. >> very hard. >> reporter: part of the frustration is that the vast majority of the 8 million plus who lost power have it back. so far the tens of thousands still i
the borough of staten island and saw the devastation left behind by superstorm sandy. he thanked volunteers who have handed out millions of meals. 400,000 people asked for emergency aid from fema. some schools are finally reopened while dozens of others remain closed. new at 6:00, a major heist at jfk international airport overnight where $1.5 million worth of apple products were stolen. some 3600 ipad minis stolen. investigators say they think it may be an inside job. the thieves arrived around the airport around 11:0 last night. they used airport forklifts to unload them into a truck. they left three pallets at the scene after being questioned by a worker. last night's robbery is reminiscent of another crime. it was the site of the heist documented in the film goodfellas. >>> it's super fast and green. the new tesla named the car of the year a few days ago. our business and tech reporter scott budman got a chance to kick the tires and take one for a spin. tesla gave him the keys just for the day. >> it's quiet, but it's still making a lot of noise. the all electric tesla model s. now for
mom and pop store a boost of business. here in this area, badly needed in the wake of hurricane sandy. joining us more to talk more about that is new york city mayor michael bloomberg. welcome. >> thank you. welcome to small business saturday. >> good to be here. we all know what the city has been through over the past few weeks. you have an announcement regarding some of those businesses that even still can't open. >> number one, small business saturday is the creation of american express. they've done a wonderful thing helping small businesses grow in this city. small businesses account for 98% of all businesses. they employ 50% of the people in this city. 2/3 of them have five employees or less. they really are the job creators for new york city. new york city has gotten back 200% of the jobs lost during the recession. the country has only gotten back 40% and it's really all been in small businesses. small businesses are the ones in your neighborhood that let you really find good values, get somebody that knows what you need, understands your culture, and it's very important, a lot
about every day since hurricane sandy. >> i also give a special thanks to my lovely wife, mary pat christie who is here tonight who put up with a husband who has smelled like a wet fleece for the past three weeks. >> you have been wearing that fleece a lot. >> it's used to my skin at this point. >> i have seen you wearing suits. >> i wear them over the fleece. i'm going to die in this fleece. >> a couple things here. the fleece is no longer on the governor. thank you, said the fleece. as you might expect, fleece has its the own twitter handle. 23 followers, 46,900 less than lester has. still growing oh, so strong. >> but who is counting? he has great comedic timing. >> i think we can get the numbers up to 27 with the four of us. >> yeah. and a little bakeoff. >> i think another couple and he should be good to go. we're almost there. >> jenna, thanks. >>> dylan dreyer with a check of the weather. hey, dylan. >> good morning. the weather in the eastern half of the country still looking okay, but we do have a lot of storms hitting the west coast. storm after storm. and they're only go
sandy. congressman, it's good to have you here. and i wanted to make sure we were checking in to see how folks in the hurricane zone were fairing this thanksgiving and this thanksgiving weekend. tell me about the week you've had with folks up there as we look at the images. >> let me tell you, first, every individual on that peninsula, whether to the east or to the west, was affected. there's not a single individual not affected by the storm. but just listening to what your panel was talking about, on thanksgiving it was spiritual, inspirational to see individuals come from around the city and indeed from around the nation to try to make sure that people were eating. i saw neighbors cooking as if it was the summertime on their grills and sharing their food with other neighbors. and people coming together saying that we still have a long ways to go, but we're going to be thankful that we have life. we're thankful that we're still here. and we're going to rebuild. you know, it was an inspirational day, thanksgiving, walking around. the governor of the state of new york who has come to the
sandy. and that's part of the event today, as well. >> it really has. this area has really been torn, people are still recovering. there are many that are not going to have a traditional thanksgiving. and we're hoping that today could be a sense of rejuvenation and joy. we're all supporting the red cross, everybody in the parade this year, balloon handlers, float escorts, clowns, cheerleaders, myself, hopefully you guys will be wearing a red cross pin to show our support for the good work they've done and still are doing. >> have a great parade. i know you've got to get up town -- >> i do. al is up there, brought us great weather. i thank him for that. >> happy thanksgiving. >> happy thanksgiving. >> we'll send it back to you. >> we'll check in with you guys in a little bit later. you can watch the spectacular macy's thanksgiving day parade starting at 9:00 a.m. here on nbc. >> and now let's get a check of the weather from al. he's up town where the parade is getting ready to kick off. >> today's weather is brought to you by walmart, tune in tonight at 8:00 p.m. eastern time for a sp
nearly three weeks since hurricane sandy hit the east coast making landfall along the new jersey coastline. the jersey shore some of the worst damage. many people are living there are just seeing that destruction for the first time. stephanie gosk was there. >> reporter: vision beach on the jersey shore. three neighbors, their houses are totally gone. >> my grandfather has had his house for 63 years. and it was our future. but it's also my past. this is the handle to our stove. >> reporter: how hard is this today? >> it's devastating. it's devastating. i don't know what else to say. the idea of rebuilding doesn't even seem like it's possible right now. >> reporter: people here today are just trying to understand the scope of the destruction. this house is obviously off its foundation. this is also the second floor. >> even if you could wave a magic wand and everything's going to be put back, it's going to be years before some of that comes back. i woalked on the boardwalk growing up. it's bent like crazy. to see this, it's a big task. my friend joe, i've known him all my life. hi
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